Using Mana Motuhake o te Kai to achieve kai sovereignty in West Auckland

Te Wao nui a Tiriwa (West Auckland) has a deep agricultural history that encompasses the cultures of the many people who live here. From the iwi who migrated across their tribal lands in a seasonal cycle, to the growers and farmers of today. There are stories throughout the region that reflect this rich history of […]

Te Pukenga Nui: Active Whakapapa Rangatahi Internship

“Ka pu te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi – when the old net is cast aside, the new net goes fishing”. This whakatauki (proverb) is often used to describe the passing down of leadership to younger generations, how mātauranga (knowledge) flows through whakapapa (genealogy) and recognises the responsibility of younger generations to hold and share […]

Voyaging to-and-from Henderson’s Rathgar Road

Our streets can be places for everybody to enjoy. Places we want to spend our time playing, walking, cycling, scooting, and connecting with one another. For our young people, part of the joy of being a kid is having the independence to explore local neighbourhoods and have the freedom to move around without adults, particularly […]

Mana Motuhake o te Kai brings a fresh perspective to Healthy Active Learning

For people everywhere, food is the great connector. Being able to share food in a culturally appropriate way plays a significant role in our physical, social, and emotional understanding of the world around us.  When we are able to grow, gather, and prepare kai using mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), we are reviving cultural frameworks and […]

A hīkoi of discovery: Active Whakapapa case study released

Active Whakapapa is an interactive experience connecting people with te taiao (nature, the environment) and te ao Māori (Māori worldview) according to mana whenua (indigenous people) pūrākau (stories of origin) through physical activity. This case study showcases te kaupapa origins, insights, and learnings, alongside aspirations for its future. View the case study here. 

Whakawhanaungatanga through Active Whakapapa

The Active Whakapapa kaupapa is bringing people together to learn local Māori histories through pūrākau (oral storytelling), while being physically active and present in the taiao (natural environment). The hīkoi has brought hundreds of people together to share in this unique storytelling experience and is being used to support whakawhanaungatanga (relationship building). “We’ve had a lot of […]